PREFACE TO A TWENTY VOLUME SUICIDE NOTE... by Le Roi Jones
Totem Press / Corinth Books, 1961 First edition, 47 pp., 5" X 7", Stapled wraps
Very good with Emmanuel Episcopal Church ownership signature.
Appearing in 1961, Preface to a Twenty-Volume Suicide Note is Amiri Baraka's (LeRoi Jones) first published collection of verse. Published by Totem Press in association with Corinth Books, Preface contains a number of poems that had appeared earlier in such little magazines as the Naked Ear, Swank, White Dove Review, Evergreen Review, Beat Coast East, Nomad, Provincetown Review, and others. It is in this spare volume that Baraka first received the notice of serious critics